The stakes for the United States to escalate the fight against corruption have never been higher.
Sitting on China’s doorstep, Southeast Asia initially seemed especially vulnerable but is so far coping comparatively well with the coronavirus pandemic. Yet this resilience—long a hallmark of the region’s politics—comes with some grim downsides.
Instead of a celebration, the EU-China annual summit which took place through videoconferences on June 22, showed irreconcilable differences over issues such as Hong Kong’s newly-announced national security law, cybersecurity and human rights.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems are increasingly embedded in society – from curating social media feeds and assisting law enforcement, to deciding an individual’s creditworthiness and aiding in healthcare.
After a brief lull early in the pandemic, global protest movements are surging back.
India now plays a crucial role in the Indo-Pacific region. But how will the country define its approach as the region takes on new geopolitical importance?
Other countries have used laws like the Philippines’ new antiterrorism bill to jail protesters, journalists, and opposition politicians en masse. To save Filipino democracy, governments around the world must speak out before July 9 and stay vigilant going forward.
Washington should press Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to cease his escalating crackdown on peaceful opponents, including journalists, activists, and members of American citizens’ families residing in Egypt.
Applying Israeli law to much of the West Bank would mean the irreversible end of the Palestinian statehood project, making Netanyahu the prime minister who not only buried the two-state solution but annexed choice West Bank real estate.
For all the talk of sweeping change, U.S. dependence on Asian manufacturing is both deeply rooted and remarkably stable over time.
The United States and Japan do not have to upend globalization to compete effectively with China. The challenge for Tokyo and Washington is to leverage their common concerns about Beijing’s economic behavior and minimize the differences between their respective approaches.
Anwar was welcomed as an independent member of various BBC advisory committees, and expressed pride in the research done in this area, as reflected in the growing number of young Asians moving into television, alongside people from other ethnic minorities.
If China and the United States can dispel some misperceptions on their dispute over missile defense, it could help forestall a costly, ill-timed nuclear arms race.
One of the greatest achievements of U.S. foreign policy has been targeted by a vicious disinformation campaign.
As fears rise over disinformation and influence operations, stakeholders from industry to policymakers need to better understand the effects of such activity. This demands increased research collaboration. What can tech companies learn from defense-academia partnerships to promote long-term, independent research on influence operations?
India has been embroiled in a foreign policy crisis with China, after violent clashes along their mountainous border. But if Delhi really wants to get tough with Beijing, it must first ensure its economy is in fighting shape.
The coastal state of Kerala in south India has used a unique strategy to halt the coronavirus. By deploying police to support and inform people—for example, by arranging home delivery of essential goods to people in quarantine—it has flattened the curve.
Terrorism, petty crime, and, even more broadly, conflict, will not simply disappear. We must take advantage of the relative lull in such activities to address how we can reduce the threat of violence to make citizens feel safe on the streets.
A Philippine American journalist has been convicted of “cyber libel.” The troubling case should ring alarm bells in the West too.
As the trade war between China and the United States intensifies, supply chains are starting to see the impact. But U.S. protectionism may be backfiring.